Prohibitionist


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Prohibitionist

A person who subscribes to the idea that the best way to reduce unwanted actions is to ban them. For example, a prohibitionist may believe that the best way to end smoking is to forbid the possession or sale of tobacco. The effectiveness of prohibitionism is highly controversial.
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I advocate a system that provides incentives to obey the law, not the prohibitionist approach where the incentives are to break the law.
understanding of the motives and mindset of the prohibitionists,
The examples presented in this section represent barely the tip of the iceberg and, as a consequence, readers might underestimate this item's contribution to maintaining prohibitionist policies, especially in comparison to the other two items.
No matter how gun prohibitionists try to spin this," he continued, "the bottom line is that they have been consistently and demonstrably wrong, and they know it.
It was the US which pushed for the adoption of the United Nations Drug Convention in 1961 which required all UN member states to incorporate a prohibitionist policy into their own domestic criminal legislation.
First, while one can construct rational arguments for why our current prohibitionist drug policy does not and cannot work and propose other policies that might well be somewhat better, there is always the political process which itself is often entrenched in moral claims.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- While US marijuana laws change and society retracts itself from previous prohibitionist attitudes, the baby boomer generation is consuming cannabis at a higher rate than ever before.
But prosecution, like litigation, could make matters worse, even from a prohibitionist perspective.
And then visitors could eavesdrop for a moment on a conversation about the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the fairly strong showing by a Prohibitionist Party candidate in the California race for the U.
From the beginning, the ANC made it clear that they had a prohibitionist agenda insofar as gun owners' rights.
Finding the Republicans too irresolute and state and local laws too feeble, prohibitionist agitators moved into pressure politics at the national level.
Undaunted, he also ran for president, finishing behind a prohibitionist candidate.